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  • Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity

    If you are not married to the father of your child but you want him listed as the legal father on the birth certificate, this information will help you complete all of the steps necessary to file an acknowledgment of paternity. Read More

    By:
    Office of the Attorney General Texas
  • Amending Birth Certificate Based on Paternity

    Click on this link to request an amendment, adding or changing the father's name on your child's birth certificate. Read More

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Every Child Needs the Love of Both Parents: Non-custodial Parent's Guide

    This external website includes English and Spanish resources for parents who do not have primary custody of their children, sponsored by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the Texas Attorney General's Office. It contains legal information about custody, child support, visitation, grandparents' rights and paternity issues. It provides some forms that might be useful to a non-custodial parent. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • Pregnancy, Parenting, and Depression Resource List

    Both pregnancy and parenting can be surprisingly difficult. This is true for both first time and experienced parents because each pregnancy and child may be different. This resource list, by the Texas Department of State Health Services, gives the names and addresses of professional organizations that help people address their pregnancy, parenting, and depression needs. Read More

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Services.
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    Spanish / Español